Employment Retention Specialist Training - Curriculum Revision and Certification


The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 24-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the facilitation of a key informant focus group consisting of subject matter experts specific to career theory, cognitive behavioral principles, motivational interviewing and blended learning techniques and practices; the review of current research related to workforce development, employment retention, recidivism and evidence-based programing; and the identification of the various practices and policies that support successful community transition and the long-term attachment of justice involved adults to the workforce. The major deliverables associated with this project include, but are not limited to a revised 40-hour blended training curriculum based on a university model to ensure continuity of knowledge between the Employment Retention: Principles and Practices Training and the Employment Retention Specialist certified trainings, a professional training protocol specific to combined motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral principles that support skill mastery and/or proficiency, an assessment process to evaluate participant progress, and a certification protocol to award continuing education units for the Employment Retention Specialist training. This project will be a collaborative venture with NICÂ’s Community Services Division.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/29/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Employment Retention Specialist Training - Curriculum Revision and Certification
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Melanie Simms
Administrative Officer
Phone 202-353-0484
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $90,000.00


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